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How to Restore a Backup to Your BlackBerry PlayBook

The BlackBerry Desktop Software, installed on a personal or laptop computer, is a powerful assistant to any PlayBook user. You can back up data and apps on your tablet and later restore some (or all) of that information to the tablet.

To restore data to your BlackBerry PlayBook, follow these steps:

  1. Connect the tablet to the computer that has both BlackBerry Desktop Software and your backup files in place.

    The BlackBerry Desktop Software should automatically detect the presence of an attached and powered-on BlackBerry PlayBook. If it does not, open the software by loading it in the personal or laptop computer’s operating system.

  2. Click Device, then click Restore.

  3. Select a backup file that contains the data you want to restore.

    If you’ve made more than one backup, choose the one with the appropriate date.

  4. Do one of the following steps:

    • To restore all your device data, click All Device Data and Settings.

    • To select particular files or apps, click Select Device Data and Settings. Select the check beside the data type that you want to restore.

    A warning appears, saying that data on the BlackBerry PlayBook will be replaced with the contents of the backup file.

  5. If you’re ready to proceed, click Yes.

  6. If the backup file is encrypted, enter the password you used.

  7. Click Restore.

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